Mobile Threat Catalogue

Obsolete Hardware Replacement


Threat Category: Supply Chain

ID: SPC-16

Threat Description: A gray market adversary can exploit an obsolescence program to introduce replacement hardware with malware incorporated.1

Threat Origin

Supply Chain Attack Framework and Attack Patterns 1

Exploit Examples

Not Applicable

CVE Examples

Not Applicable

Possible Countermeasures


  1. J.F. Miller, “Supply Chain Attack Framework and Attack Patterns”, tech. report, MITRE, Dec. 2013;  2